Steam Traps

If your facility has steam boilers, it probably has multiple steam traps. Steam traps are automatic valves that release condensed steam while preventing the loss of live steam. They allow steam to flow at a controlled or adjusted rate for optimal energy efficiency. 

Energy is lost when steam traps eventually fail. A steam trap survey is recommended every six to twelve months depending on pressure and energy consumption. A steam system that is not properly maintained may have as much as 30 percent of its steam traps failing. With proper maintenance, you could reduce your losses by 50 percent. 

Benefits of energy-efficient stream traps include:

  • Profitability — Lower your operating costs by reducing the loss of steam and wasted energy.
  • Reliability — High-efficiency steam traps and effective maintenance increase the lifespan of your equipment.
  • Control — Steam traps give you greater control, allowing steam to flow at a controlled rate for optimal efficiency.